Obituaries, February 8, 2013
David K. Wilson, age 53, of Hemingway, S.C.
Lillian Elphick Moore, 86, of Georgetown, S.C., widow of Henry Singleton Moore Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice surrounded by her family.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Moore was born on March 13, 1926 in Sydney, Australia, a daughter of the late William George Elphick and Ellen Bolton Elphick.
During World War II, Lillian, a war bride, met her husband of 59 years while he was stationed in her home country of Australia as a stevedore in the U. S. Navy.
She left her native country to come to America to begin the next journey in her life. From their union, they were blessed with three beautiful children.
In 1956, Lillian went to work for Georgetown Hospital in the Dietary department.
She remained working for the hospital for approximately 47 years before her final retirement.
She loved her work and she loved the people she worked with and getting to know and serve so many wonderful people from the community on a daily basis.
After living here in the states for 63 years, Lillian took the oath to become a United States citizen. This was a very proud day for her and her family.
She was a communicant of St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and lector for many years.
Also, she was a member of the Catholic Women's Club and the "Knitwhits – Prayer Shawl Ministry Team" that met weekly.
Their shawls were made to bring comfort and solace to those who were in need.
Survivors include two sons, Henry S. Moore IV (Cherrin) of Georgetown and Michael S. Moore (Serina) of Wetumpka, Ala.; a daughter, Deborah M. Lambert (Tony) of Batesburg-Leesville; 14 grandchildren, Melissa Walker (Chris), Catherine Wilson (David), Mandy Moore, and Jonathan P. Moore, all of Georgetown, Michael S. Moore Jr., Beth Moore, Derrick S. Moore, Shawn S. Moore, Paul A. Moore, Autumn K. Moore, and Abby Moore, all of Wetumpka, Ala., and SSgt. Tony Lambert, Jr., USAF, Laura L. Richards, and Christopher Lambert, all of Batesburg-Leesville; along with 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Roy Elphick, Ernie Elphick, and Arthur Elphick, and one sister, Dolly Hall, all of whom were of Sydney, Australia; two grandsons, Henry S. Moore, V and Matthew Moore; and one granddaughter, Brittany J. Moore.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Ronald J. Farrell. Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
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The family received friends and a wake service was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, February 4, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s Club, 317 Broad St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440 or Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
Vera Mae Smith, 71, of Georgetown, S.C. died on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice House.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel, Georgetown.
Mrs. Smith was born in Georgetown on June 9, 1941, a daughter of Maggie Smalls.
She was educated in the Georgetown County public school system and attended Choppee High School.
She worked at various firms throughout her life, including Superior Manufacturing and Eagle Electric.
Survivors include her daughter, Ms. Elizabeth Janell Stewart, Georgetown; her son, Christopher Alan Smith Sr., North Port, Fla.; two sisters, Ms. Ruthena Bromell and Ms. Sadie Smalls, both of Georgetown; two brothers, Mr. John Brown, Philadelphia, Pa. and Henry Bromell, Georgetown.
Funeral service arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Charles Ken “Foots” Thompson Sr., 77, a former resident of Wedgefield Plantation of Georgetown, S.C. passed away at his home in Jasper, Tenn. in the early hours of February 6, 2013 surrounded by his family.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Central time on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at McKendree United Methodist Church, Jasper, Tenn.
Condolences may be left online at www.rogersfuneralhome.com.
Ralph Tompkins, 81, of Port St. Johns, FL., passed away on February 4, 2013.
He was born on September 7, 1931 to Thomas B. and Elizabeth Russ Tompkins of Georgetown, S.C.
After high school, Mr. Tompkins joined the South Carolina National Guard.
After serving in the guard he joined the United States Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict.
After returning from Korea he was then stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.
When NASA was formed he went to work as a Logistics Management Specialist and worked at the JFK Space Center for almost 50 years.
He was a member of Aerospace Pioneers and was a Master Mason of Canaveral Lodge #339 of Cocoa Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Tompkins of Port St. Johns; a daughter, Patricia Powell of Pennsylvania; a sister, Betty Ray of Georgetown, S.C.; four brothers, Cecil Tompkins of Conway, S.C., Thomas Tompkins Jr. of Palm Bay, Fla., Hassie Tompkins of Georgetown, S.C. and Danny Thompkins of Cutlers Bay, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews that adored him.
He was predeceased by his mother and father; and a brother, Louis Tompkins of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in the Hucksfield Cemetery, Highway 261-Carvers Bay.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
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